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“Sometimes Miracles Are Just Good People With Kind Hearts” ~ Unknown

We are so humbled by the support we received during the unexpected evacuation of our nursing homes in Shelburne and Lockeport during the recent wildfires. Within 48 hours of receiving notice, our 84 residents and 211 staff members were relocated to Acadia University where they resided for nearly 2 weeks. None of it would have been possible without the kind-hearted people, community groups, businesses and organizations that stepped up to help. Together, we were able to maintain the highest quality of care and safety (as well as some fun) for our most vulnerable citizens during this challenging time. What a perfect example of the strong community spirit and good people here in Nova Scotia. 

To the following businesses, community groups, organizations and people. You will never know the extent to which your kindness helped our residents and staff. With grateful hearts, we THANK YOU! 

Acadia University

Acadia Bachelor of Education Students 

Acadia Divinity College

Acadia Football Team

Acadia Safety and Security

Acadia SMILE Program

Amaze Care

Andrew Bilz 

Annapolis Cider Company

Annapolis Royal Nursing Home Staff

Anthony Varner

Boston Pizza, New Minas

Cape Sable Island Community Members


Coach Atlantic

Cochrane’s Pharmasave

Community Singers & Musicians

Dashboard Marketing

Department of Health and Wellness

Department of Seniors and Long-term Care

Doreen Oikle Baked Goods

Dr. Ken Buchholtz and the Annapolis Family Practice

East Cumberland Lodge

EHS Transport Services

Events Acadia

Gage Oickle

George Wilson

Grandview Manor Nursing Home

Harborview Haven

Health Association of Nova Scotia

Hillside Pines Home for Special Care

Home Support Services NS

Jessy’s Pizza, New Minas

Joe’s Food Emporium

Lawton’s Drugs New Minas

Li’s Wok & Grill

Lunenburg County Home Support

Municipality of The District of Shelburne

North Queen’s Nursing Home

Nova Scotia Health Authority 

Nursing Homes of NS Association

Office of the Fire Marshall

Our Riverview Home

Paddy’s Brewpub, Wolfville

Prince – Atlantic Healthcare

Public Affairs Atlantic

Queen’s Manor Nursing Home

Queens County Transit

Queens General Hospital

Red Cross

Redo’s Pizza Donair & Grill

Robin Eaton

Rose’s Restaurant

Rosedale Home for Special Care

Roseway Manor, Board of Directors


Shelburne Diesel

Shelburne Ship Repair

Shoppers Drug Mart Wolfville

Snap On Tools, Annapolis Valley


Southwest Nova Transit


Terra Rossa Trattoria

Timothy Buchanan

Town of Lockeport

Town of Shelburne 

Town of Wolfville Department of Parks & Recreation

Transport de Clair

Villa St Joseph

Vincent Buchanan Crew

VON Annapolis Valley

Wendy Stewart Hairdressing

Western Kings 4-H

Windsor Elms Village for Continuing Care

Windsor Elms Village Staff

Windsor Senior Citizen Bus Society

Wolfville Lions Club